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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Kenya.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S3, near “Torda”, Paoli 320 (FT holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Pungent shrub up to 20–60 cm tall, moderately to fairly much branched
Morphology Stem
Young stems greyish, moderately to densely pubescent with 0.15–1.5 mm long patent or antrorsely spreading hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades oblanceolate to narrowly obovate or obovate, up to 9–22 x 4.5–14 mm, moderately to densely pubescent with somewhat antrorse up to 0.5–1.5 mm long hairs all over, apex mucronate with spine up to c. 1 mm long, base attenuate to shortly attenuate; petiole up to c. 3 mm long; leaves on axillary shoots with no or reduced blade, mostly transformed into spines, up to 7–14 mm long, sometimes with up to 3 lateral spines at the base, mostly on the outer margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers single in upper leaf-axils; bracts leaf-like; bracteoles with reduced blade, asymmetric, up to 14 x 10 mm including up to 7–12 mm long apical spine and up to 1–2 lateral spines on the outer margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx scarious; outer lobes similar, elliptic or narrowly obovate with bristle-like teeth on the margins, ± densely pubescent, up to 8–16 x 2.5–9 mm, the upper with up to c. 1 mm long fine spine; inner lobes lanceolate, finely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bluish or white with paler tube, opening at evening, turning dark on drying, 20–28(–47) mm long; tube 12(–30) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4, with 2-celled anthers; staminode 1
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-seeded, up to at least 9–14 mm long, tapering into a short beak, glabrous.
Distribution
S1, 3; Ethiopia, Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 40–325 m.
Note
Variable in number of lateral spines on leaves and bracteoles, and in number of hard lateral spines versus soft bristles on upper calyx-lobes. Material from north-eastern tropical Africa has often been named B. ramulosa C.B. Clarke, but the type of B. ramulosa (Scott Elliot 6312 from Ruwenzori), is very hairy and has lanceolate outer calyx-lobes with fine spines up to c. 4 mm long along the margins.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Barleria paolii Fiori appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1915: 54 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Hedrén [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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